When you arrive in the ancient village of Lindos, one of the most beautiful on the Greek island of Rhodes, you will certainly take notice of all the churches, large and small that dot the landscape. Whether your interest is religious, historical, artistic, or architectural, be sure to ask the staff of the Lindos hotels about these fascinating centers of Christian worship.
Lindos hotels can tell you where you may walk in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. Tradition has it that in 58 AD, Paul landed at Lindos to spread Christianity. The small church of St. Paul stands there, now, to commemorate the event. There are also churches dedicated to St. George, and, of course, to the Virgin Mary.
Ask the staff of Lindos hotels to tell you where to find examples of ancient frescos from the post-Iconoclastic period to the post Byzantine period. There is a fascinating site where you can view the preserved mosaic and marble tiling of an early Christian basilica dating back to the 5th century. Not to be missed is the small Taxiarches Michael, Stratelates where you can see a preserved, post-Byzantine representation of the archangel, Michael, carrying souls to Heaven, the “Psychopompos.”